Pure Gold Junkie EOTD

I Purchased This Press Sample Gift

In an effort to encourage myself to develop some much needed time management skills (always a necessity for grad school and clinic next semester), I've been developing a positive reinforcement system for all the readings, assignments, and studying I need to do. For each completed task, I can either play a game or work on the blog and for the most part I've been on top of things so I ended up doing an EOTD today.

September is wonderfully light in comparison to the terribleness of October. So if you see me disappear, you'll know because I'm swamped down in journal article readings and paper writing (if anyone has any advice on writing 30 page papers, I need it!)

Pure Gold EOTD

Pure Gold EOTD

Products Used:

Milani Eyeshadow Primer
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Pure Gold
Urban Decay Half Baked
Maybelline Gel Eyeliner in Blackest Black
Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow as a transition color
NYX Love in Rio Eyeshadow Set in No Tan Lines Allowed (the dark black shade)
Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in Junkie
Anastasia Lash Genius 
Anastasia Brow Wiz in Medium Ash (rediscovering this makes me feel terrible because I love it so much but it's expensive!!)

Using the Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Junkie really affirms the fact that I don't like using eyeshadow on the lower lashline anymore. I think I have just a lot of difficulty finding brushes that are simultaneously thin enough yet soft enough to apply eyeshadow in the shape to be whereas eyeliners are so much easier and look so much nicer with minimal effort. Is anyone else weird about using eyeshadows on the lower lashline or is that just me?

Disclaimer: I received the Anastasia Brow Wiz courtesy of the brand. I received the Lash Genius and NYX Love in Rio Eyeshadow as a gift from Generation Beauty 


  1. I 100% agree about using eyeshadow on the lower eyelid! Junkie looks amazing and with much less fallout than you'd have with a shadow.

    As for writing 30+ page papers, my advice as a dissertating grad student is that once you set out write anything over 20 pages (give or take), it helps to think of what you are doing as sort of like writing several shorter papers that are organized in such a way as to make a larger argument. I always think of any particular argument or thesis I'm advancing in terms of its components and links, which then lets me alternate between focusing on each component of my argument (which is less overwhelming) and its connection to the broader argument.

  2. I'm still trying to figure out how you have so many followers when your makeup skills suck...hard.

  3. Thank you so much for this advice Coco! My papers in question are a literature review and my teacher wants me to compare and contrast so I'm thinking trying to tackle the compare part, the contrast part, and then the overall picture will definitely make it easier on myself and feel like three smaller papers as opposed to the gigantic beast it is. I think it's difficult to convey sincerity across comments but I really do appreciate it.

  4. Gorgeous eye makeup. What a coincidence, I am wearing exactly the same shades for my eye makeup today, for real!


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